The year was 1864. The very fabric of the nation and the churches in America had been torn asunder by the Civil War. American Baptists were so passionate about the social justice issues that prompted the conflict, that representatives of the American Baptist Home Mission Society met with President Abraham Lincoln to share their loyalty to the North’s position.
“God bless all of you, all of you on the good earth”—50 years after Apollo 8’s Christmas at the Moon.
50 years after Apollo 8’s Christmas at the Moon, have we lost sight of the goodness of the Earth? Have we lost sight too of the remarkable gift of life that is ours to enjoy, however fleetingly, amid the immeasurably vast expanse of time and space?
“The President’s personal commitment to guaranteeing equal opportunity for children and adults with disabilities reflected his compassion and dedication to the rule of law.”
We are to serve as a paradigm of what a plausible future might be. Our purpose is to demonstrate what life might be like if only guided by different standards—those set by God.
If you have accepted the call and claim of Christ in your life, cast your ballot in love, not fear. Be bold now as you will be on the day of judgement.